Ph.D. On Campus

Molecular Life Sciences

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne

48 months
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The Doctoral Program in Molecular Life Sciences (EDMS) aims at providing doctoral students with the education necessary to become leaders in biological research, implementing the latest state of the art.



  • Besides the research groups of ISREC (Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research) and GHI (Global Health Institute), researchers of BMI (Brain Mind Institute), IC (School of Computer and Communication Sciences), IBI (Institute of Bioengineering), SB (School of Basic Sciences) and the NIHS (Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences) are also part of our PhD program and offer exciting PhD positions to talented and ambitious young researchers.
  • Thirteen different engineering science programs, customised PhD programs, cutting-edge laboratories directed by internationally renowned professors, a modern, fast-developing campus spread over some 10,000m2, close ties to industry: EPFL offers an exceptional student experience to young people planning a higher education in science and technology.
  • The Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is a teaching and a research organization with a mission in know-how transfer and research for the benefit of the society. The Vice-Presidency for Innovation and Technology Transfer (VPIV) is responsible for the coordination of all relationships between EPFL and industry. Its dedicated teams facilitate interactions between these two worlds.

Programme Structure

The program's themes include:

  • cell biology
  • developmental biology
  • biochemistry & biophysics
  • molecular genetics
  • cancer research
  • microbiology
  • host-pathogen interactions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You will be asked to upload a pdf version of the following documents:

  • Official transcripts of diplomas and grades from all academic institutions of higher education you list in your application (after and not including high-school)
  • Certified translations of diplomas and grades into English if not originally in French, German, Italian or English
  • Statement of objectives
  • A copy of your passport or official identity document showing your name in full.

Once you have uploaded all these documents and confirmed all the details you have provided, you will be asked to complete and submit your application by validating it.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Lausanne

1609 - 1979 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Molecular Life Sciences
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